Renowned poet Anwar Jalalpuri dies at 70

Jalalpuri's important works include 'Rahrau se Rahnuma Tak', his translations, and he also wrote the dialogue for TV serial 'Akbar the Great'.? Photograph:( Facebook )

PTI Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Jan 02, 2018, 08.30 AM (IST)

Renowned poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated Bhagwat Gita and Gitanjali into Urdu, today died here at the trauma centre of King George's Medical University.

His son, Shahkar, said the 70-year-old passed away at 9.15 am.

"On December 28, my father went for a bath but didn't come out for long. When we broke open the door, we found him lying unconscious. He was admitted to KGMU," he said.

The last rites of the poet will be held tomorrow in his native village of Jalalpur in Ambedkarnagar district.

Jalalpuri is survived by his wife and three sons.

Some of his important literary works include "Rahrau se Rahnuma Tak", translations of Gitanjali and Bhagwat Gita into Urdu, and he also wrote dialogues for TV serial "Akbar the Great".